Navigon 2 Adds Per-state Maps, Map Updates

Navigon announced the immediate availability of Navigon 2.0 for the iPhone on Thursday. The new version of the GPS-based navigation app added the ability to load maps on a per-state basis in the U.S., and now offers quarterly map updates.

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Version 2.0 lets users load U.S. maps just for the states they’re traveling through to save storage space, and they can now purchase quarterly map updates for more accurate navigation information. Since maps are stored independently of the application, app updates will be smaller now, too.

The app’s redesigned interface includes multi-touch gesture support, an Actions menu for quick access to points of interest, and the ability to see maps while accessing menus. It also offers better performance when zooming and rotating in 3D map mode, animated menus, and more.

Navigon 2.0 requires an iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 or 4GS, or an iPad or iPad 2 with 3G wireless data.

The North American version costs US$39.99, the USA-only and Canada-only versions are $29.99, and the regional versions are $19.99 each. Map updates, or FreshMaps, cost $14.99 as an in-app purchase.